Day 3- Rio Sirena
May 13, 2010 1 Comment
I would call yesterday a success. We spent the better part of eight hours in the sun, hung halfway out of a boat, or in my brother’s case dangling in a harness from a tree over the river. The hard work paid off, and I can finally say I’ve got some decent photos of bull sharks in this river. I was surprised how few sharks we saw, but the very first one decided that the camera was of great interest and circled us for quite a while. After we shot photos of sharks for most of the day, we took off into the woods to check on my camera trap. Believe me, I was so excited to see what was on that camera. After eight hours of being hungry in the sun, it was practically the only thing keeping me moving. When I found that the camera hadn’t taken any photos, my exhaustion kicked in and getting home was a long slow and tedious trek.
Sometimes, as a photographer, you’re the only one that knows that you can in fact do better. The shark shots came out pretty well, but I know that I can do better. All I need is the perfect situation, and I’m sure that everything will come through. I just need the shark to come within a foot of the camera one time, and I know I’ll get the shot. Everything is primed and ready to go. I’ve worked it all out in my head. Today is the day.